Texas athletics program reports more than $219 million in revenue during 2018 fiscal year

The University of Texas athletics department financial machine just keeps pushing ahead. The Longhorns program had more than $219 million in annual operating revenue and total operating expenses of just over $206.5 million during its 2018 fiscal year, according to its new annual financial report to the NCAA. Texas provided the document to USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday evening, in […]

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Ex-LSU lineman loses leg after dog shoots him on hunting trip

A former college football offensive lineman had his leg amputated after a freak hunting accident caused by a dog who jumped on a shotgun during a hunting excursion last month. Matt Branch, an offensive lineman for Louisiana State University from 2008 to 2011, was hunting for deer and ducks in Mississippi with several friends on Dec. 28 when the annual […]

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North Dakota State Wins 7th F.C.S. Title in 8 Years

A perfect ending for North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman and quarterback Easton Stick resulted in yet another championship for the Bison on Saturday. Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more as the Bison beat Eastern Washington, 38-24, for a record-setting seventh title in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly known as N.C.A.A. Division I-AA. The title is […]

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Dana Holgorsen’s deal with Houston obliterates pay scale for non-Power Five coaches

The University of Houston obliterated the pay scale for football coaches at schools outside the five power conferences on Thursday, when its disclosed the details of its contract with newly hired Dana Holgorsen. The five-year deal’s basic value is a total of $20 million, and Holgorsen’s pay for the 2019 season is currently set to make him the highest-paid football […]

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College Bowl Games: Wisconsin Routs Miami, and Duke Defeats Temple

Jonathan Taylor ran for 205 yards and a touchdown and topped the 2,000-yard mark for the season, helping Wisconsin rout Miami, 35-3, in a chilly Pinstripe Bowl on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. Taylor, a sophomore, had runs of 39 and 41 yards, complementing a defense that forced five turnovers and helped Wisconsin (8-5), ranked fourth in the first Associated […]

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Mike Locksley just the latest assistant to succeed as Nick Saban rehabilitation project

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Mike Locksley had told his coaching friends for years and years that Maryland was the program he’d like to one day run. But when he left there at the end of the 2015 season, having coached six forgettable games as the interim after Randy Edsall’s firing, there was little reason to believe he’d ever make his […]

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Alabama Suspends 3; Clemson Players Fail Drug Test

Alabama and Clemson could be missing players for disciplinary reasons in their College Football Playoff semifinal games on Saturday. Alabama suspended the starting left guard Deonte Brown and two other players from the Orange Bowl for violating unspecified team rules, and Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney said the star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and two other players had failed N.C.A.A. tests […]

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Florida State’s Deondre Francois weighing transfer or possible move to NFL

Florida State coach Willie Taggart confirmed starting quarterback Deondre Francois is “weighing his options” after graduating last weekend. “Deondre, he just graduated, I applaud him for that, for accomplishing one of his dreams and I know he’s weighing his options whether to leave or not,” Taggart said. “We’re going to be supportive of Deondre with whatever he decides to do.” Francois, […]

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No Urban, no problem as Ohio State delivers strong recruiting class for new coach Ryan Day

Potential Ohio State recruits weren’t shy about asking how the Buckeyes would be different in the post-Urban Meyer era. “That was the No. 1 question,” soon-to-be head coach Ryan Day said. “Most people had their phones out, and they would look at them, and scroll through all the questions they had.” Day, who is replacing Meyer after the Rose Bowl, must […]

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